Queensland University of Technology

Queensland University of Technology (QUT) is a highly successful Australian university based in Brisbane. It is a truly global university with 40,000 students, including 6000 from overseas (QUT Statistics). Students have access to great facilities, experienced lecturers, and up-to-the-minute courses.

QUT has Brisbane’s only two full service, inner-city campuses: Gardens Point and Kelvin Grove.

RSDFM student will be studying at Kelvin Grove.

EBSL students will be studying at Gardens Point.

Campus facilities

Library

There are four Libraries across the campuses which have extensive systems and services available including:
QuickFind, Course Materials Database, Library website, Databases, QUT cite|write kickSTART, studySMART(except class bookings), Pilot, Studywell, Library Catalogue, Document Delivery services, Bonus+, QUT Full Text Finder, Alumni and authentication to databases.

IT

The IT Helpdesk operate and maintain the central computing labs on all QUT campuses. Students are able to use computers and laptops, use printing and scanning devices and backup data using USB flash drives and/or CD/DVD burners.

Other (Gym, clubs and societies)

Catering 

QUT offers many enjoyable options for eating and drinking. Refectories serve juices, sandwiches, snacks, hot dishes, Halal, and vegetarian meals. Stylish cafés offer excellent coffee and light meals.

Sports

The QUT Student Guild has a fully-equipped gymnasium with free weights and pin-loaded weights, and electronic equipment such as Crosstrainers, Bikes, Treadmills, Rowing Machines, Stepmills. There is also tennis courts an indoor stadium, aquatic centre and fitness centre.

The QUT Student Guild offers a diverse range of sporting opportunities for all students. Whether you want to learn a new sport, play socially, compete for your faculty, for QUT, or represent your country competing against the best in the world, QUT Student Guild Sport can help you achieve your goals.

Academic calendar

Autumn Semester: November – January

Exams: February

Or July - November (exam period until end of November-begining of December)  

Spring Semester:  February – May

Exams: June

Please go to the following link for full calendar: http://www.studentservices.qut.edu.au/info/calendar/

Academic life

Classes will involve a combination of fairly formal lectures (often with large numbers of students in attendance) and discussion-oriented “tutorials” (with around 10-15 students usually).  

Students will typically attend lectures and tutorials for 15 hours a week. The rest of the time you are meant to study and research on your own. The Australian education system generally emphasises independent study over class time, attendance, and participation. Students will generally not encounter continuous assessment, in which assignments are given frequently throughout the semester and students can track their academic progress. Rather, the final grade will be based on two or three major assignments or essays plus a final exam or essay.

Grading System

7 High Distinction 7 - High Distinction: 85%-100%

6 Distinction 6 - Distinction: 75%-84%

5 Credit 5 - Credit: 65%-74%

4 Pass 4 - Pass: 50%-64%

3 Fail 3 - Marginal Fail: 40%-49%

2 Fail 2 - Fail: 25%-39%

1 Low Fail 1 - Low Fail: Less than 25%

At QUT the exam timetables are not released until the week 8 or 9 of the QUT semester. As you will be required to take examinations make sure you do not book flights until you know when your examinations will take place.

Workload

Film, Media and Performance Students:

You must choose a minimum of 3 units from the list of courses approved by your Head of Programme at Regent's.

International Business and International Events Managment Students:

You are required to take a 18 units per SPA semester from the subjects approved by EBSL, although you may want to register for more if you wish.

Please note the following when selecting your modules:

  • You may not enrol in any course that you have previously taken at  Regent’s University London

  • Ensure the module you are interested in is running in your SPA semester

  • Courses must be one semester long. Students may not be allowed to take year long courses

  • You must submit your Learning Agreement with the courses you have registered for no later than three weeks after your arrival at the host institution

Passing requirements

Film, Media and Performance Students:

In order to pass your SPA semester you must obtain a pass in all the courses you registered for.

International Business and International Events Managment Students:

Students must pass 12 Australian credit points per semester during their Study Period Abroad.

Students must sit all the exams and complete all assignments for the courses they have registered for.

All students:

There are no options to take resit exams at Queensland Univesity of Technology.

Students who fail to pass all their courses will be required to make up the missing credits.

Please contact the Outbound Unit (outbound@regents.ac.uk) for more details.

 

Disability provisions

QUT aims to provide full and equal access to learning and research for people with disabilities by providing a range of support services, and by improving our policies and practices to enhance equitable access for people with a disability.

Services available include a note-taking programme, physical access, assistive technology and assessment support.

Each campus has its own Disability Advisor who can assist you during the application process to ensure that the accommodations you require can be met.

Please contact the IPO for more information regarding the support services at QUT.

Lifestyle

QUT is located in Brisbane, the state capital of Queensland. With nearly 1.8 million people, it’s Australia’s third largest and fastest growing city and a hub of education innovation and research excellence.

Brisbane offers a high quality, affordable lifestyle. The city is renowned for its fabulous year-round weather and healthy outdoors living. Brisbane is also home to people from many cultures as evidenced by a diverse range of dining alternatives and a thriving arts and cultural scene. It is also a perfect stepping stone to the wonders of Queensland and is only an hour away from south east Queensland’s beaches, bays and beautiful hinterland.

With a sub-tropical to tropical climate, Queensland is Australia's own Sunshine State. It's also Australia's Smart State with the Queensland Government released its Smart State Strategy in 1998, encouraging new ideas within a culture of discovery, creativity and diversity. The strategy supports the creation of new industries and looks to making traditional industries smarter.

Brisbane is cycle friendly, especially following the introduction of the CityCycle transport network (www.citycycle.com).

http://www.brisbane-australia.com/
http://www.worldtravelguide.net/brisbane
http://www.visitbrisbane.com.au/Travel/Default.aspx
Australia National Tourism -www.australia.com

For more information please view the Country Information Packs available on the IPO Study Abroad Pages on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.

Accommodation

International Student Services (ISS) provides personal accommodation assistance to all international students. Students new to QUT should attend New to Brisbane to find out more about rental accommodation in Brisbane and the services available to international students, including arranging appointments and transport to inspect rental properties.

Finding the right accommodation is a personal and individual choice. We suggest you become familiar with the various types of accommodation available which can range from homestay to renting a vacant property.

 

Cost of living

QUT International Student Services advises approximate cost of living: 

During your first few weeks, you may need $1,700 to $2,000 to establish yourself. You should then budget for around $350-$400 per week for expenses including food travel, rent and social activities.

More information can be found at http://www.issupport.qut.edu.au/student/costofliving/index.jsp

Tips

Student feedback can be found on Blackboard. Click here to log into Blackboard.

Application

The IPO will contact you in advance to let you know the documents that need to be completed in order to apply for your semester at QUT. There are a number of documents you will be asked to provide in support of your application such as a transcript, a copy of your passport, evidence of financial support for the duration of your stay.

You will be submitting your application to IPO one semester before you go abroad.

Health Insurance 

OVERSEAS STUDENT HEALTH COVER (OSHC)

OSHC is compulsory for obtaining an Australian Student Visa. You will confirm your OSHC at QUT when you make payment when accepting your offer to study at QUT.
For further information on the visa application process, refer to the Australian Department of Immigration & Citizenship at http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/index.htm

Visa requirements

You will be required to apply for a student visa to study at QUT. You should ensure that you have a valid passport for the duration of your stay.

Once you have applied and are accepted to QUT you must confirm your acceptance as soon as possible. Once you return your acceptance of offer, QUT will issue you with an electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE). This document is used to apply for your student visa.

(Student Visa; Non-award, Subclass 575)

http://www.immi.gov.au/students/students/chooser/

Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC)

The Australian Government requires all international students and their dependents, who are undertaking formal studies in Australia, to maintain Overseas Student Health Cover (OSHC). QUT’s preferred provider of OSHC is Medibank Private, please visit www.medibank.com.au/oshc  for details. The only exceptions to this regulation are students from Norway and Sweden. The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) advises that students who do not maintain their OSHC may risk cancellation of their visa.

Students need to arrange suitable OSHC before arriving in Australia so that they are covered from the time they arrive in Australia. They will also need to maintain OSHC for the duration of their studies. OSHC is a health insurance policy to cover medical and hospital care costs that you may need while in Australia. OSHC will also pay for most prescription drugs and emergency ambulance transport.

Further information is available from the Department of Health and Ageing website www.health.gov.au

This is for your information only, it is the student's responsibility to obtain the correct visa.

Contact

Gardens Point Campus
2 George Street
GPO Box 2434
Brisbane
Qld 4001

Contact: Hella Sharley
Department: QUT International
Phone: 0061 7 3138 1217
Fax: 0061 7 3138 1216
Email: stae@qut.edu.au
http://www.qut.edu.au

Please note: The information on this page is accurate at the time of publishing. Some details have been sourced from external websites.

 

 

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Country: Australia
Language of tuition: English
Level of study: Undergraduate
Partner type: Bilateral Exchange partner

Applicable Regent's programmes for a study period abroad:

  • Acting & World Theatre - BA (Hons)
  • Film, TV & Digital Media Production - BA (Hons)
  • Screenwriting & Producing - BA (Hons)